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Integrated Social Studies Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ashland, WI, United States
Are you interested in teaching social studies to young minds? Learn how to confidently and competently bring the social sciences to life for the next generation in the Integrated Social Studies Education program at Ashland University.
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This major combines the strengths of the College of Arts and Sciences with the experience of our College of Education, which has been recognized as one of the leading teacher preparation programs in Ohio. Together, these distinguished departments will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful secondary social studies teacher.

In this distinctive program, you can expect to spend about half of your study in the fields of history, political science, psychology, sociology, economics and geography, and the other half learning the art of classroom teaching for a well-balanced education. You’ll get classroom experience as early as your freshman year to observe and assist, and will become more involved each year, ultimately undertaking your student teaching experience your senior year.

Program Benefits

The Integrated Social Studies Education program from Ashland University is nationally recognized for excellence because of the caliber of education delivered by our College of Education. Students are the number one priority of faculty members who will actively mentor you in your coursework, projects, and research.

Other program benefits include:

  • Receive individual attention in small class sizes
  • Learn from education and social science professors who are strong classroom teachers and highly regarded in their fields
  • Participate in the Ashbrook Scholar program and receive a $2,000 annual renewable scholarship
  • Stand out to potential employers by participating in our five year BA-to-MA program, where you’ll earn both your bachelor’s degree and your Master of Arts in American History and Government
  • Benefit from professional development workshops taught by professors for elementary, middle grade, and high school social studies education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Teaching
  • Western Civilization
  • General Psychology
  • Teaching and Learning Process
  • American History
  • Principles of Sociology

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Immigration documents:  Submit photocopies of your passport pages (also include this and marriage license for any dependent that will be accompanying you).
  • High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and Transcripts
  • Attend Access IEP Program or submit Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support. Financial Support Documentation available on the right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ashland

  • 1078 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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